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The Swell Season

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This Low
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Sleeping
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Falling Slowly
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Drown Out
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Lies
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When Your Minds Made Up
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The Swell Season
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Leave
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The Moon
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Alone Apart
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 42:36

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Tizzy Asher

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04.22.11
Looking for this year's Oscar-winning Best Song? It's track #3.
Label: Overcoat Recordings / Touch And Go

When you're in love, finding songs to suit your mood comes easily — you can't go very far into popular music of any genre without coming across a love song. Songs for the process of falling in love, however, are a bit more difficult to come by. Only a gifted songwriter can capture the awkward passion, the uncertainty and the abject fear of a relationship that hasn't quite happened yet.

Glen Hansard and classically trained Czech… read more »

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Why I belong to E music

deeceeko

That you can get music like this on a download site is all the reason you need to pay your monthly dues... snap this up!

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Evokes emotion with a whisper...

SexyLittleKitty81

By far one of the best albums to ever be spawned from a movie! Even an instrumental only song like "Swell Season" moves you into emotional territory you forgot you were capable of navigating. I originally heard the song "Drown Out" on pandora.com, and had to come here right away to look for this record. It's worth every credit! Thanks e-music for being the leader on the indie scene.

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Will give you chills

Tebi

This album is so good it hurts.

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Beautiful and sad.

BeBopman21

Love this album, but I can't hear it as often as I'd like. It breaks my heart every time.

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perfectly sad

ercber

This is fantastic , lonely, sad music.

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Sweet!

RaiderwithDawgs

I got this before the soundtrack to Once was available - lots of duplicates here. Once made me a fan, and my enthusiasm has only grown.

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Amazing album

thinkingclearly

I downloaded this a while ago and forgot about it until yesterday. "Drown Out" is simply captivating, and "The Swell Season" is hauntingly beautiful. I agree with the eMusic review, songs about the process of falling in love evoke a deeper emotion. The whole album is great.

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That Oscar-winning song sounds kinda weak here

ancho26

I have to admit the movie Once didn't do all that much for me when I saw it. I liked Falling Slowly and still do, but after the second or third time they play it in the film I just really didn't care that much. Fortunately for us, that song is maybe the fifth best song on this album. This album is such a rollercoaster of tender beauty and intense passion, if it doesn't leave you wanting more you might want to see a psychiatrist. Or listen more closely.

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Magical

johnfior

If you love The Frames, you'll love this album. If you don't know The Frames, let this album the catalyst to discovering them. Simpler and more laid back than The Frames, but beautiful.

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For Me...

hipster1doofus2

The song that brings it all home for the album and the movie with the full passion and intensity that drives both is "When your minds made up"

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